21st Century Classroom
Smart Intros All-in-One Collaboration Display
Smart kapp IQ
Smart Technologies is expanding its Smart kapp portfolio of collaboration displays with Smart kapp IQ, an ultra-high-definition 4k display that combines the original Smart kapp whiteboard functionality with multiway, multidevice collaboration.
Kapp iQ connects via any Android or iOS device, allowing users to invite any Web-enabled device (remote or on site) to join for real-time collaboration. Anything written on the display is broadcast to anyone, anywhere in the world; participants can then make notes on their own devices that immediately display back on the kapp IQ. The kapp IQ uses the existing Smart kapp app, with upcoming IQ premium features such as digital inking over content.
Smart kapp IQ also allows students and instructors to:
- Digitally save work;
- Walk up and use — pick up a pen and start writing on the display;
- Operate the board without complicated configuration or IT involvement;
- Re-open whiteboard files in future meetings;
- Use different ink colors to illustrate ideas; and
- Upgrade to the Plus subscription to unlock additional collaboration features.
Smart kapp iQ will be available in June in two sizes: a 55-inch model priced at $3,999 (MSRP), and a 65-inch model priced at $4,999 (MSRP). Because the kapp iQ uses the same panel technology as the Smart Board 6000 series, "many existing customers will be able to retrofit their boards to acquire the power of kapp iQ," according to a press release. For more information, visit the Smart kapp site.
About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].